The transition into motherhood is one whose difficulty is often underestimated. There is a sense of physical & emotional rawness and vulnerability that can be difficult to cope with. A time that you imagined as being blissful suddenly feels overwhelming & isolating. My experience as an Obstetric Nurse, Lactation consultant & Board Certified mental health nurse practitioner places me in a unique position to help you comprehensively. Postpartum Depression and anxiety is not caused by one factor but by the combination of many. I offer therapy & medication management in my Patchogue office & Telepsychiatry (video conferencing) sessions to clients anywhere in New York State.
If Breastfeeding difficulties are causing you distress, I can offer guidance as an IBCLC. If you are experiencing graphic scary thoughts that you are afraid to tell anyone about, if you are overwhelmed by sadness or Anxiety or if you just don't feel "right", I can help you.
I am a wife & mother myself and understand the pressures that come with adjusting to these roles & responsibilities. Motherhood can be challenging but it shouldn't be painful. My goal is to help you regain your sense of control and together, develop a plan that will help you feel better.