• Helpful Books, Websites, and Other Resources

    Below are some of my top recommendations for learning more about maternal mental health, anxiety, or trauma related stress, as well as some helpful tools and websites that are a great addition to counseling.

    Couples resource recommended by Julia St. Clair, RMHCI in Melbourne, Florida

    By Drs. John and Julie Gottman

    John and Julie Gottman have done extensive research into couples and marriage counseling. Here they outline essential skills for avoiding the pitfalls of parenthood and provide exercises to facilitate discussions and help parents positively manage the strain that may come with having a baby.

    - Julia St. Clair, MS, RMHCI

    Marriage counseling resource recommended by Julia St. Clair, RMHCI in Melbourne, FL

    By Karen Kliemen and Amy Wenzel

    Depression during pregnancy or postpartum can take a toll on your marriage. This book provides direction for couples seeking to reconnect and develop harmony within their relationship.

    - Julia St. Clair, MS, RMHCI

     

    Resource on PPD for Fathers recommended by Julia St. Clair, RMHCI in Melbourne, FL

    By Karen Kliemen

     

    A practical guide providing information and recommendations to help partners deal with the impact of perinatal depression.

    - Julia St. Clair, MS, RMHCI

    Link to PSI website recommended by Julia St. Clair, RMHCI in Melbourne, FL

    An organization dedicated to helping women experiencing mental health issues during pregnancy and postpartum. Their website www.postpartum.net provides information on mental health diagnoses, ways to get help and support, as well as providing trainings for providers.

     

     

     

    Muse The Brain Sensing Headband

    The Brain Sensing Headband

    Meditation has been shown to improve sleep quality, help manage daily stressors, anxiety, and depression. Muse is an innovative tool for meditation. It can pair with any tablet or smartphone and uses electroencephalography (EEG) technology to monitor brain activity during meditation.