Therapy for Postpartum Depression and Anxiety
Depression and anxiety during and after pregnancy are the #1 complication of childbirth affecting 1 in 5 women. I offer support for postpartum depression and anxiety, managing your symptoms, assessing and supporting a healthy attachment and bonding to baby, and referral for medication evaluation/treatment. Together, we create a support plan for you and baby.
Are you wondering why you are not experiencing that immediate bond with your infant?
Many women will experience the baby blues, which is considered a normal part of postpartum adjustment. Generally, the blues will resolve within the first few weeks postpartum. If symptoms persist, it is time to seek professional support. It is common to experience a mood shift during pregnancy. Additionally, the changing hormones, relationships, roles, and life plans can really impact us post-pregnancy. Remember: you are not alone. With help, you will get better.
“When the mother’s own cries are heard, she will hear her child’s cries.”
Bryana Kappa provides perinatal counseling according to your needs. You’re welcome to come alone or with your infant, depending on your personal needs. Bryana also offers “walk and talks” along the beautiful California coastline. Please visit the Drama Therapy page for information regarding drama therapy for newly postpartum women as an alternative way for emotional healing.