Every mom has a unique set of circumstances and things they want help with.

Here are some common themes many moms seek help for and my specialties.

Adjustment to mom life and ongoing struggles:

  • Matresence : The transition into & adjustment of motherhood 

  • Identity changes after becoming a mom 

  • Perfectionism in motherhood & life in general  

  • Anxiety in motherhood & life in general 

  • Ambivalence about motherhood

  • Mom guilt

  • Feeling overwhelmed by motherhood

  • The feeling of always “being on”

  • Feeling isolated in motherhood

  • Carrying the “mental load” of the family (all the planning & thinking)

Work and Relationship Issues:

  • Adjusting to marriage/partner relationship after baby

  • Communication challenges & parenting style 

  • The challenges of being a working mom 

  • The challenges of being a stay-at-home mom

  • The challenges of being a work-at-home mom/entrepreneur 

  • Challenges of being a single mom

  • Challenges of being a married mom doing most of the childcare

  • In-law issues 

  • Co-parenting struggles 

  • Challenges of being a single mom

  • Being a non-biological parent 

Internal Struggles:

  • Making yourself a priority

  • Always saying yes to things but then feeling overwhelmed 

  • Self-esteem and feeling confident

  • Postpartum body image

  • Comparing yourself to others 

  • Dealing with issues from your past after becoming a mom

  • Being an adult daughter with a difficult mother 

  • Family size decisions 

Mental Health & Loss:

  • Perinatal and Postpartum Depression

  • Perinatal and Postpartum Anxiety

  • Perinatal and Postpartum Panic Disorder 

  • Perinatal and Postpartum OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)

  • Pregnancy loss

  • Infertility journey

  • Birth trauma

  • NICU stays

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