Postpartum depression, anxiety, and stress are more common than many people realize.

Being pregnant, preparing to expand your family, and having a new infant are exciting times for moms and dads, whether it’s your first child or your third child.

However, many parents also struggle with depression, anxiety, or stress during this phase of life. 

For instance, some research suggests that 1 in 7 mothers experience severe anxiety or depression during or after pregnancy. Even fathers can experience a mood disorder after the child is born. And some moms will have postpartum psychosis — where they have intrusive thoughts that may leave them feeling scared, worried, and isolated.

Postpartum mood disorders can feel frightening, especially if you or those around you are unaware that this can happen.

Postpartum depression, anxiety, and psychosis are not your fault.

Postpartum challenges can happen to any woman regardless of age, race, or socioeconomic status. It can occur with your first infant or after having many. 

Postpartum mood disorders arise due to a combination of hormone imbalances, environmental stress, and
biochemical factors.

Postpartum mood disorders are treatable.

Many moms and dads hesitate to get help for postpartum mood disorders, psychosis, and stress. They may feel shame, fear they’re bad parents, fear others’ reactions, or are afraid their baby will be taken away. 

If you or someone you know is experiencing high levels of depression, anxiety, stress, or symptoms of psychosis after the baby is born, online therapy for postpartum depression and other mood disorders can help. 

There is no shame in receiving professional support and guidance during this phase of life. In fact, God encourages us to seek help and support from him and others.

Because we don’t have to handle burdens on our own.

“Carry one another’s burdens and in this way you will fulfill the requirements of the law of Christ [that is, the law of Christian love].”

– Galatians 6:2 AMP

Our licensed Christian counselors in California provide a safe, welcoming, and judgment-free space to help you heal.

Our online therapy for postpartum depression offers you a safe, judgment-free space to openly explore your thoughts, feelings, and life events. We’ll work together to create a therapy plan that provides you with support, insights, and skills to successfully manage your postpartum depression, anxiety, and stress. 

Our licensed Christian counselors use an integrative therapeutic approach to help us focus on your specific situation and goals. We incorporate skills, strategies, and techniques from evidence-based therapy methods, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Cognitive Therapy, and God’s Word.  

As Christian counselors, we also understand the importance of incorporating and respecting your values, beliefs, and faith in therapy. So you feel supported and comfortable.

Our online therapy for postpartum depression and other mood disorders provides support, guidance, tools, and insights to overcome the postpartum challenges you face, including:

  • Understanding postpartum issues and challenges, including mood disorders, psychosis, and stress
  • Challenge myths and ideals of the “perfect” parent
  • Developing strategies and tools to manage your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors
  • Identify and challenge negative or self-defeating thoughts in a safe space
  • Foster your self-esteem and confidence in being a parent
  • Establishing healthy routines and habits
  • Addressing past or current issues and conflicts that may impact your role as a parent, such as past trauma, situational stress, strained relationships, or health concerns

You are a good parent, and you can overcome postpartum mood disorders and challenges.

You don’t have to struggle alone. Our empathic Christian counselors are here to support and guide you through this life transition and overcome your emotional difficulties and conflicts. So you can work through this temporary challenge and embrace parenthood.