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    Counseling and EMDR therapy services for moms, children, and families in Melbourne, Florida

    Counseling for depression and anxiety in Melbourne, Florida

    Depression and Anxiety Counseling

    Postpartum depression and anxiety occur more commonly than most people realize!

     

    Are you worrying more than usual? Feeling sad or exhausted? Having a hard time enjoying things that usually interest you? Are you having intrusive or scary thoughts?

     

    You are not alone! Depression can affect 1 in 7 women, and anxiety can affect up to 1 in 10 women, during pregnancy and postpartum. These numbers are much more common than most people realize. Counseling can help alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety so you can gain relief and enjoy your pregnancy or new baby again.

     

     

     

    Counseling Post Traumatic Stress Pregnancy Loss Trauma Melbourne, Florida

    Trauma Counseling

    Post-traumatic stress can affect up to 9% of women postpartum.

     

    Traumatic stress affects nearly 9% of mothers and can be brought on by events such as a traumatic birth or pregnancy/fetal loss. Symptoms associated with post-traumatic stress include difficulty sleeping, nightmares, feelings of anxiety or panic, or intrusive re-experiencing or flashbacks of the event. Post-traumatic stress is a treatable condition. With professional help, you can begin feeling better.

     

     

     

     

     

    Couples Counseling

    Marital strain? Parenting conflicts? New parents?

     

    New parents often have more frequent conflicts and less satisfaction with their relationships. Sleep deprivation, the added stress of caring for a newborn, and less time to send together can take a toll.

     

    Couples counseling can help reduce conflicts, increase communication, and strengthen your relationship by focusing on positive interaction, parenting, and reconnecting with your partner or spouse.

     

     

     

    Counseling for difficulty bonding with baby in Melbourne, Florida

    Infants and Toddlers: Ages 0 - 3 years old

    Do you feel bonded with your baby? Has adjusting to life as a new parent been more difficulty than you expected?

     

    Sometimes those intense feelings you expected to have for your baby don't happen right away. Many factors can play a role in whether you are able to bond with your baby. Factors such as having a colicky baby, feeding difficulties, or feeling overwhelmed or depressed can prevent you from developing an attachment with your child. Counseling can help strengthen your bond with your baby by improving your ability to manage stress, teaching you how to read and interpret your baby's cues, increase your knowledge of positive parenting techniques, and provide a secure environment for you to explore and strengthen your relationship with your baby.

     

     

    Counseling for difficulty bonding with baby in Melbourne, Florida

    EMDR Therapy

    "Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing" is a specialized therapy that is especially effective with post traumatic stress Disorder (PTSD).

     

    According to the EMDR international association (EMDRIA), "Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR is a set of standardized protocols that incorporates elements from many different treatment approaches. To date, EMDR therapy has helped millions of people of all ages relieve many types of psychological stress."

     

    EMDR uses eye movements, or other forms of bilateral stimulation, to reduce the effects of distressing memories and increase your ability to adaptively cope with psychological stress. EMDR can be used in treatment with adults, as well as children, is especially effective in treating posttraumatic stress disorder. It may also be used in the treatment of anxiety, panic attacks, grief, phobias, performance anxiety, stress reduction, addictions, and individuals with history of abuse.

     

    For more information about EMDR therapy services offered by Julia St. Clair, RMHCI, click here or call (321) 345-0878.

     

    Counseling for difficulty bonding with baby in Melbourne, Florida

    Group Counseling

    Moms Supporting Moms

    Are you a mom who feels anxious more often than usual? Feeling over-stressed, over-tired, or overwhelmed? You are not alone! Join us and connect with other moms, talk about your experience in motherhood, and learn helpful ways to reconnect with your family and stop the anxiety so that you can live happier and more peacefully.

     

    For more information and to sign up, click on the link below:

    Counseling for difficulty bonding with baby in Melbourne, Florida

    Online Counseling

    Counseling is available online, as well as in person

    Julia St. Clair, RMHCI offers counseling sessions online, as well as in office, for all Florida residents. Sessions are in a face to face format.

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    Click on the button below to schedule a session online or call (321) 345-0878 to reach Julia St. Clair, RMHCI directly.