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Postpartum Depression Treatment
You know you are supposed to be happier than ever before in your life. But, you may keep asking yourself, “Why aren’t I?” When postpartum depression happens, it can be unexpected and might even be scary. You could be wondering what is wrong with you, or will you ever feel like yourself again. Postpartum depression treatment with a trained professional counselor can help.
You may also be experiencing other mood changes, issues, or thoughts that surprise you, such as:
- Increased anxiety
- Trouble sleeping
- Reluctance to tell anyone how you are feeling
- Afraid to leave your home
- Crying over the littlest things
- Worried that your partner will get tired of you feeling this way
It is very common for anxiety to be the most noticeable and bothersome symptom women experience as a part of postpartum distress.
If you are experiencing thoughts or emotions that are concerning you, let your doctor know so that he or she can offer you resources that can help you. You can get in touch with us, or talk with another mental health professional about your concerns. We are happy to work with you – two of our counselors are trained to help with postpartum issues – or refer you to resources that fit your needs better than we can.
Our counselors can review and discuss the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) with you if you feel this would be helpful. It can give you an idea of how severe your distress level may be, and if you were to decide to work with that counselor, it gives her a sense of this as well. Click here to answer the questions and see the EPDS for yourself.
Our Postpartum Depression Treatment Counselors
We have two counselors that specialize in postpartum depression,
Jill Hughes – Jill can see you at either location, Ken Caryl (several days available) or DTC/Centennial (Tuesdays).
Keiko Yoneyama-Sims – Keiko is at the DTC/Centennial location on Wednesdays.
You can read more about each of them on our Counselors page.
Other Postpartum Issues
Sometimes other issues come up after the baby arrives. Both Jill and Keiko are experienced in working with blended families, relationship or intimacy issues, or other postpartum difficulties. Please give us a call with your concerns. We would be happy to talk with you about it and help you decide on possible solutions.
One of our counselors is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapy. This therapy has recently started to be used in the treatment of postpartum depression with success. It is best known for its use with treatment of trauma but EMDR is also used to help with other issues such as anxiety, help with weight loss, improve business performance and now postpartum depression as well. Please let us know if you are interested in this and we are happy to discuss it!
Both of our counselors that specialize in postpartum depression treatment have been trained.
Jill Hughes – Jill has studied with Karen Kleiman, LCSW, an expert on Postpartum Depression and author of many books including, “This Isn’t What I Expected.”
Keiko Yoneyama-Sims – Keiko is a certified maternal mental health professional through Postpartum Support International.
Both Jill and Keiko are happy to talk with you about their training, and their approach in their work on postpartum issues.