Postpartum Depression Counseling

Approximately 80% of new moms experience the baby blues. Up to 20% of them suffer postpartum depression.

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Pittsburgh Postpartum Depression Counseling

Becoming a parent is an incredible shift. 

And it’s not always pleasant. Despite the highs of having a child, a baby can become a new source of stress, anxiety, and even depression.

Postpartum Depression Is Common

About a fifth of all moms and a tenth of all fathers experience some level of postpartum depression. 

If you’re feeling trapped, overwhelmed, anxious, or low, you’re not alone. Many parents are experiencing the exact same problems. 

What you should know:

Common Causes of Postpartum Depression

  • Birth Trauma
  • Difficult Childhood
  • Dramatic Changes In Responsibilities
  • Change In Relationships With Partner
  • Mourning For Past Life
  • Struggling to Find Time for Self
  • NICU Stays

Symptoms of Postpartum Depression

  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Constant Crying
  • Constant Worry About Baby Safety

Our Postpartum Depression Counseling Techniques

Our client-centered approach to therapy focuses on empowering the individual while adjusting expectations for both life and parenthood. We implement a variety of therapeutic techniques, including: 

  • Cognitive Reframing - This is a powerful therapeutic technique that teaches you how to change the way you view and process stressful situations, experiences, emotions, and events. 
  • EMDR - Our Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy is designed to help process traumatic events, like childbirth and past abuse, so you become a better parent. 

We work with you to overcome postpartum depression and become the parent you strive to be. 

Our Pittsburgh Postpartum Therapists

To learn more, connect with one of our experienced Pittsburgh postpartum therapists, which includes: 

To be matched with someone best suited for your unique needs, reach out to Operations Manager Natalie Garritano.

Learn More About Postpartum Depression and Postpartum Depression Counseling

Look through our blogs on Postpartum Depression to learn more: 

What Is Postpartum Depression?

Postpartum depression is frequently confused with the “baby blues” or ignored altogether out of guilt or shame. But this form of depression is entirely common for both mothers and fathers. Learn more through our blog, What Is Postpartum Depression?

Tips for Postpartum Depression Self Care

Postpartum depression can dramatically interfere with one’s ability to care for themselves, especially when it comes to bathing, exercising, eating, and mental health. Help is available. Read our full article on tips for postpartum depression self care for ideas.

Understanding Postpartum Depression In Men

Postpartum depression isn’t unique to women. In fact, research suggests it often goes underreported in men, despite impacting about 10% of fathers. Read our full article to understand postpartum depression in men.

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