The joy of parenting is matched by the challenges it brings. New Parents face changes, difficult decisions and a rollercoaster of emotions. At Wellspring's New Parents Services we offer a education and support to help you and your family navigate the challenges of parenthood and delight in the joy that children bring.
From the moment you decide to create a family to the first day to the first steps of your new baby, we can help. We are a team of therapists trained to address issues new parenthood brings.
Counseling for New Parents
We can help. Our therapists are trained to identify the symptoms of postpartum depression, and can help you find your way to feeling like your self again. You can also meet for individual therapy with one of our therapists if you struggle with infertility issues, adoption or pregnancy loss, loss of a baby or any other issue related to the adjustment to parenthood.
As a couple you are likely to experience some dramatic changes and restructuring after a baby is born. Couples therapy offers a safe place to take the time to reconnect, identify negative cycles, adjust to the new needs of the family, and share each other's experience with this new stage of life.
Two out of three couples experience a dramatic increase in conflict and hostility after the birth of a child. Communication and conversation tend to decline, while miscommunication and arguments increase. This often leads to both partners feeling lonely and isolated. Our therapists will work with you and your partner to help break unsatisfying communication cycles and develop more empathy for each other.
Postpartum Depression Therapy Group
Wellspring Counseling offers an ongoing therapy group for mothers experiencing postpartum depression, anxiety and mood disorders. This is lead by a licensed therapist who specializes in treatment and support for new parents.
In this group you will learn:
- How to deal with the increased stresses when life involves a new baby
- How to recognize and manage your emotions
- How to take care of yourself
- What is contributing to your distress
To get started, call us at 206-524-9055. You may also search for a therapist by location, specialty or name.