Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) are the #1 medical complication of childbirth.
1 in 5 women will experience a PMAD during pregnancy and/or within the first year postpartum.
When we talk about maternal mental health, the first (and often only) thing that comes to mind is Postpartum Depression. But in addition to that, women can also experience: Prenatal/ postpartum depression, prenatal/postpartum anxiety, prenatal/postpartum OCD, postpartum post traumatic stress disorder, birth trauma, postpartum onset of bipolar disorder, and postpartum psychosis. These diagnoses can sound intimidating and foreign. You don’t need to think you have a PMAD to get help. If you feel like something is just not right, if you’re not feeling like yourself, you can benefit from a little extra support. We all can!
I am a registered social worker and have completed a Perinatal Mental Health Training through Postpartum Support International, as well as a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Training through RUIS McGill. I draw from my work with perinatal families in the hospital setting, my work with families under youth protection, and my own motherhood journey to support families and women during pregnancy and postpartum as they transition into life as parents. I work from a collaborative and strengths-based approach to empower mothers and use evidence-based approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Interpersonal Therapy to help clients navigate the emotions and changes in the pregnancy and postpartum period.
Isolation and lack of support are two of the main causes of perinatal mood disorders. The perinatal period can feel lonely, overwhelming, and scary – but you are not alone.
During these sessions we will work on giving you the tools and skills to manage pregnancy, birth, the postpartum period, and motherhood. Having a child is the life-event that requires the most adaptation. Talking about your experience and adjustment to parenthood is extremely helpful and healing for new parents.
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The first step in solving a problem is to recognize that it does exist.
Recognizing that you need help and seeking it is half the work. You should be proud of yourself for getting this far.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to book a session.
- 15 minute phone consultation – Free
- 30 minute session (in person/virtual) – $65
- 60 minute session (in person/virtual) – $125
Does your insurance cover our sessions?
I am a clinical social worker and a registered member of the Ordre des travailleurs sociaux et des thérapeutes conjugaux et familiaux du Québec. Check with your insurance provider to see if they cover sessions. Most insurances do cover appointments with social workers.
My office is located at the Open Space Clinic. The address is 4115 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest suite 400, Westmount, QC H3Z 1K9. Talk to me about whether you would like to meet virtually or in person.