Are you pregnant and worried about a history of depression or anxiety?
Has the NICU left you feeling.... less than?
Do you feel alone? That no one can possibly understand?
Do you find yourself in tears more often than not?
Do you smile on the outside but it doesn't reach the inside?
Have you looked at your little one and wondered why you don't feel that intense parent bond?
Does it feel like the rest of the world has moved on.... leaving you behind?
As a fellow NICU parent, I understand. (click here to read my NICU story) The heartache, the frustration, the loneliness, as well the joys. I understand not wanting to leave the NICU. Not wanting to leave the bedside. Being afraid. Being torn between your newborn and home. Feeling like your spouse is handling it so well, and you aren't. It is so important that you take time to process what is happening. With online therapy, we can talk while you take your pump break. While you grab a bite to eat. When you are driving to and from the hospital.
I also understand that leaving the NICU does not mean the end of your journey. I know the loneliness once you get home. The care team is gone. The reality of what just happened has set in. The isolation and the new world of adjusted ages and milestones. It can be very overwhelming. The depression, the hormones and family who are unable to understand, and expect you to "get over it".
There is help. Together we can find your way to more peaceful parenting and a healthier you. All from the comfort of your couch.
Imagine feeling empowered and encouraged as a parent. Understanding your role and feeling confident so you feel more connected and engaged with your loved ones.
Spending this precious time feeling whole and healthy, sharing intimate moments with family. Able to face the day and the decisions that may come.
With online therapy, there is no need to leave the house or the NICU. Babies are welcome. No germy offices to endure. A friendly face at the click of a button, on your schedule, from the comfort of your couch. So grab a cup, log on or schedule an appointment.
You don't have to do this alone.I offer a free 15 minute online consultation. We can chat and see if this is something that would be helpful for you. You and your baby deserve for you to be at your best. Let's talk NICU parent to NICU parent.