Frequently Asked Questions
ABOUT POSTPARTUM COUNSELING AND GROUP THERAPY
What does a typical individual session look like?
For individual therapy, we'll meet for 50 minutes each session. I often see people every one or two weeks. At the start of services, we'll identify what specific goals you'd like to aim for, such as decreasing self-judging thoughts or figuring out how to adjust to your new role in different adult relationships. Each session after that will be spent discussing issues that will help us get you there. This may include unpacking where messages from your inner critic are coming from so its voice has less of an impact on your self-esteem, or practicing self-compassion or mindfulness techniques so you can be more kind to yourself and present in the moment. Sessions may include traditional talk therapy, or practicing mindfulness techniques or self-expression through various art forms like collages or writing.
What does a typical group look like?
For group therapy, we'll meet for 90 minutes each week. Groups consist of no more than 6 members. Sessions will include a grounding/self-compassion-related exercise, and a general check-in so you and all other group members get a chance to share what stood out from your week. You'll all get the opportunity to identify any specific concerns/questions/topics that you'd like to discuss with the group. I'll often include a specific self-reflective question to help jumpstart and guide meaningful discussions. I lead sessions in a way that avoids simple advice-giving, and instead helps members support and interact with each other in deeper ways. Though I encourage the group time to be dedicated to YOU-time, I understand how tough it can be to find someone to watch your child when you want that you-time, so babies are always welcome to sessions, as is breast-feeding.
How do I get started?
Schedule a free phone consultation by clicking the button below. This will give us a chance to meet, briefly talk about your goals, and allow me to answer any of your questions. If we determine that my counseling services would be a good fit for you, we'll schedule our first appointment. I'm looking forward to hearing from you!