PERINATAL COUNSELLING

PERINATAL COUNSELLING

I offer perinatal counselling to assist women and men experiencing concerns related to pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum anxiety and depression, as well as adjustment to parenthood. 

As a mother myself, I understand the happiness and the hardships that are inherent to parenthood. I also know firsthand how a challenging pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum experience can affect mental health and wellness. In the spirit of transparency, my own pregnancy was stressful in that I suffered from severe hypertensive complications (pre-eclampsia and HELLP syndrome), prematurely delivery at 31 weeks, spent the first months of my son’s life visiting him in the NICU, and had difficulty adjusting to motherhood.

It has been 14 years since my son was born, and my own healing journey, including having sought perinatal counselling, inspired me to complete my counselling psychology master’s research on the experience of HELLP syndrome in pregnancy and its influence on motherhood. Additionally, I have completed practical training working with perinatal populations, as well as advanced training on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Together, my personal, practical, and academic experience has me well positioned to offer perinatal counselling services.    

Perinatal Counselling in NW Calgary

Please feel free to connect. We can discuss your reasons for seeking individual counselling and how I can help.

TELEPSYCHOLOGY AVAILABLE

Individual counselling is more accessible through both video and phone sessions.

I recognize that everyone’s needs differ and that circumstances arise that hinder the ability to attend in-office sessions. Therefore, to enable access and continuity of mental health care, I also offer telephone and online sessions (through a secure video platform) as alternative ways for those individuals living in Alberta to receive counselling.