You are not alone.
They said it would be hard, but no one ever feels fully prepared for how hard this whole parenting thing really is. Those first few months, sometimes years, feel like a fight to survive on some days. Maybe you catch yourself scrolling hopelessly through your Facebook feed envying the friends who still seem to be living your old life. You may be wondering if you’ll ever find your rhythm. Maybe you’re not even sure if you and your partner still like each other. You might even feel guilty for missing your old life, before the arrival of this sweet baby that you prayed and hoped so hard for. You are not alone.
Some days are about survival but with help you will learn to thrive too.
We will consider the road ahead and help you find a way back to feeling like yourself again. We will find your unique strengths and help you build or rebuild your self confidence in this new part of your identity. You will learn practical tools and strategies to help you take care of yourself even in the busyness of this season where it feels like you have to put everyone else’s needs first. Oxygen mask mentality is essential to surviving this season.
I will help you learn to take care of yourself so you can continue to care for everybody else.
If you’re experiencing specific symptoms like hopelessness, sadness, frequent crying, irritability and sleep or eating disruptions, you may be experiencing postpartum depression. Learn more about what postpartum depression looks like and how counseling for postpartum depression can help.
Maybe you’re not feeling an overwhelming sense of sadness or hopelessness, but you’re still not feeling like yourself. If you’re feeling anxious, overwhelmed, irritable, hyper-alert, panicked or excessively worried you may be experiencing postpartum anxiety. Learn more about postpartum anxiety and how counseling can help.
Counseling can help with:
- Postpartum depression
- Grief and loss
- Postpartum anxiety
- Postpartum OCD
- Uncontrollable or constant crying
- Work life balance
- Exhaustion and fatigue
- Sleep disturbance
- Self esteem or self worth
- Fears and worries
- Relationship stress, tension or conflict
- Irritability, anger or frustration
- Guilt and shame
- Intrusive or scary thoughts or images
- And the list goes on…
Online Counseling (Virtual Counseling)
Difficulty leaving your house or work for any number of reasons? Online counseling is a great option that brings the benefits of counseling to you anywhere you have access to a little privacy and a reliable internet connection.
In Office Sessions
Anne Russey, Licensed Professional Counselor, provides individual counseling to people living in and around Katy-Fulshear, Cinco Ranch, West Houston in a comfortable office setting.