Postpartum Anxiety Is Real Too: Therapy Can Help You Take Back Control
Postpartum depression gets a lot of attention, as it should—but postpartum anxiety is real too. In remote therapy sessions during COVID-19, we acknowledge that in the current moment—a time of significant uncertainty and heightened collective anxiety—your postpartum anxiety may be especially challenging.
Postpartum anxiety is biological, caused by the hormonal changes your body is experiencing, and it’s emotional and situational as well. You have a new (and very needy) baby, a different role and shifting identity (even if you’ve done this before), an enormous amount of responsibility, and you’re balancing all of this during a global pandemic. Postpartum anxiety doesn’t mean you can’t handle being a mom, but it can make you feel that way. At Tribeca Maternity, we’ll help you take back control.
We’ll Help You Be In Charge, Not Your Anxiety
Mothers can be amazing leaders. But postpartum anxiety can make it feel impossible to lead when taking care of the baby, sleeping, and caring for yourself feels second or third to the anxiety. In our phone and video therapy sessions, as well as therapy sessions in our Park Slope, Brooklyn and Tribeca offices after the pandemic, we’ll address postpartum anxiety head-on, helping you take back control and leadership by:
- Exploring what the anxiety looks like to you and finding concrete ways to work through it
- Organizing a supportive team around you to help care for the baby, even remotely
- Designating who is doing what to help you and how
- Making time to take care of yourself
At Tribeca Maternity, our priority is you, and we’ll make sure you get your emotional and logistical needs met. We help individuals find direction and move forward so that they are in charge, not their anxiety.
Postpartum Anxiety Affects the Whole Family
Postpartum anxiety isn’t just one parent’s issue: it impacts the whole family. In couples therapy, we talk about how postpartum anxiety has affected the couple, the family, and each partner’s transition to parenthood. But we also help both partners address what needs to be done practically to best help each other and the family. We’ll help you build a team around you that has the shared mission of caring for you and your family.