Women's Counseling

How to Be Kind to Yourself When Saying Goodbye to Parental Leave !

How to Be Kind to Yourself When Saying Goodbye to Parental Leave !

You have been home with your new baby for the last few months. Your primary job has been that of caretaker; changing diapers, warming bottles, doing laundry, and so much more. The time has come to return to your previous job and you may wonder how you are supposed to make room for both these positions: parent and professional.

Three Ways to Maintain Connection to Your Self While Parenting a Toddler

Three Ways to Maintain Connection to Your Self While Parenting a Toddler

You told yourself that the sleepless nights that come with being the parent of an infant would be over soon. You reminded yourself that when your infant acquired language there would be less crying and less frustration. Maybe you looked forward to taking your little one to preschool and playdates. When you're a first time parent, and even sometimes when you're and second or a third time parent, you can fantasize about the toddler years in an idealized manner. 

Mourning and Loss: Seasons of Change, Seasons of Pain and Love

Mourning and Loss:  Seasons of Change, Seasons of Pain and Love

The loss of a loved one is never an easy situation to process. There can be so many emotions present; emotions about the person who's passed, as well as emotions about one's own life. One may find themselves feeling very positively about the person who has passed away or perhaps angry at the person for leaving life, among other feelings

Women, STDs, and the Emotional Rollercoaster

Women, STDs,  and the Emotional Rollercoaster

Being diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease (STD) is not just of medical concern. It can also have a tremendous impact on a woman's emotional wellbeing. The various emotions a woman will experience will of course vary depending on the particular individual, and the specific type of STD; however, some common emotions are feelings of self-blame, guilt, anger, despair, depression, shame, a feeling of being misunderstood, and fear. Lets discuss some of these emotions.

Parenthood: Tips for Maintaining Relationship Health During an Exciting but Stressful Time

Parenthood: Tips for Maintaining Relationship Health During an Exciting but Stressful Time

You are about to become a parent or have recently become one. Naturally you want to experience all of the joys that arrive with parenthood and are expected to do so by society. You may also be experiencing an enormous amount of stress, which comes with the great adjustment to life that parenthood requires.

Tips for Dealing with Stress Eating

Tips for Dealing with Stress Eating

Do you stress eat to numb certain feelings that seem unmanageable? Do you use food like a drug to avoid unpleasant emotions, such as anxiety or stress? Are you unfamiliar with healthier ways to cope with stress? Has stress eating been a default coping mechanism throughout your life, beginning in childhood? Perhaps you learned stress eating as a coping mechanism during childhood by watching family members stress eat.

How Do You Find Freedom to Enjoy Physical Activity When Your Body Keeps Holding You Back?

How Do You Find Freedom to Enjoy Physical Activity When Your Body Keeps Holding You Back?

Has your body become a source of frustration due to aging, injury, illness, or pregnancy? Do you find yourself feeling limited in engaging in physical activities that you used to enjoy? People can often feel a sense of loss or even depression when they can no longer use there bodies in the ways that they may have always taken for granted.