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Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety Therapy & Treatment

Thrive... not just survive!    

Services in Monterey CA and online in CA and FL

Motherhood
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You are used to being in control and being able to solve any problems in your way. 

 

Since being a parent, you find yourself feeling out of control not being able to solve the problems that come up with your baby.

 

You find yourself worrying about whether the birth will go smoothly or your baby will be healthy, if they’re getting enough sleep, or why you can't figure your new baby out …

You are not alone! 

  • These feelings and worries are really common, but that does not mean you have to continue to live like this.

  • We all know that expecting a baby and having a baby can be an incredibly beautiful time. We also know it can be an incredibly stressful period, filled with uncertainty, anxiety and fear.

  • It is common to try and deal with these emotions and stressors on your own. I mean, we are used to solving problems right? 

Without the support you need, your anxieties can start taking their toll on your relationships and life.  

You find yourself lying awake night after night stuck in your worries and fears about the health of your family, your relationships, and your responsibilities as a parent.

You have this pervasive feeling.that something bad will happen. And you notice your ability to enjoy life is suffering.

You deserve to feel like yourself again … and you can! 

Schedule an initial consultation and find out how perinatal and postpartum anxiety therapy and treatment can help you feel heard, validated and understood, so you can navigate the pregnancy and postpartum periods with confidence. 

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How Pregnancy & Postpartum Anxiety Therapy Can Help!

  • Learn mindfulness and relaxation techniques that can help you cope with and minimize the effects of anxiety whenever it arises.

  • Recognize and change any unhelpful thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors that are keeping you feeling stuck and overwhelmed.

  • Acknowledge, manage, and resolve any obsessive thoughts, compulsive behaviors, or OCD tendencies you’re struggling with.

  • Take better care of yourself – physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually – so you can take better care of your new child.

  • Feel more balanced, in control, confident, and optimistic about the pregnancy, birth, and postpartum periods and your ability to handle whatever challenges may arise.

Most of all, pregnancy and postpartum anxiety therapy can help you better understand yourself and give you the confidence and grace in order to be the best parent you can be.

If you are ready to get the help you need and deserve, schedule an initial consultation and find out how the perinatal and postpartum anxiety treatment services I provide can help you make sure you’re the best mom you can be!

My Approach to Therapy

My clients walk away feeling heard, validated and understood.  They walk away with concrete skills to help them navigate motherhood and this postpartum period outside of the therapy room.  

My clients get a treatment tailored specifically to them because, even though we are all in this together, we all have unique situations that deserve a unique treatment.   

I dedicate my all to you because you deserve it and I expect the same from you when working towards your goals.  

Areas Of Expertise 

  • Pregnancy Anxiety 

  • Pregnancy Depression 

  • Life Transitions 

  • Sleep Issues 

  • Identity as a mom 

  • Pregnancy Wellness

  • Relationships 

  • Christian Counseling 

Therapy Modalities 

  • Walk and Talk Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) 

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) 

  • Gottman Method 

  • CBT for Insomnia (CBT-I ) 

Am I the Best Pregnancy or Postpartum Anxiety Therapist for You?

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I am not just a highly trained perinatal and postpartum anxiety therapist who’s been helping new and expectant mothers since 2016 … I’m also a mother. I have experienced and struggled with the dramatic highs and lows of caring for a new baby. 

6 to 10% of birthing people struggle with postpartum anxiety, and only 1 of 4 of those people get the help they need and deserve.

 

Be the 1 that reaches out for support and start to feel heard without judgment, and feel understood while working through your worries, uncontrollable thoughts and put an end to your sleepless nights! 

When working with me... 

You get a therapist that not only has lived experience, but also uses treatments that have been proven to be effective.

We always start our time together creating goals that are set by you and that will help you move through your own specific challenges. 

You will get a treatment tailor specifically for you with a combination of all of my training. 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) 

 Learn new ways of thinking and behaving that can help reduce anxiety and feel more confident about your ability to deal with it going forward. 

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) 

Learn how to accept the things that you cannot control and still be able to thrive even when you are not living in your ideal world. 

Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy (ERP)

Learn ways to lessen the intensity of your intrusive thoughts and move through them in a healthy way.

Gottman Method 

Learn ways to connect to your partner again, communicate effectively, have conflict without it cutting deep and get on the same page for parenting. 

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Learn skills in tolerating distress, stay in the present moment, regulate your emotions and to communicate effectively with the people around you.

Structured Problem Solving

Learn ways to solve your own problems no matter what arrises in the future.  Learn how to use logic and emotion to be confident in your decisions.  

But more than any one skill or technique, what I truly offer is someone “who has been there.”

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I have ridden the emotional rollercoaster of pregnancy and parenting.

 

 I know what it is like to doubt yourself – to question your ability to care for yourself, and your new child.

 

I have lived experience using skills in this phase of life and have helped countless other new moms do the same …  and I can help you, too!

Becoming a parent is a big change in our lives. Experiencing anxiety is often part of it. Fortunately, you don’t have to go through it alone.

Schedule an initial consultation, and find out how prenatal and postpartum anxiety treatment can help you feel more balanced, in control, and confident in your abilities to be the best mom you can be!

Kristina Anzell, LCSW - Perinatal Counseling provided by a Therapist for Pregnancy and Postnatal Therapist for Postpartum in Monterey, CA

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