Prenatal & Postpartum Counselling in Kitchener, Ontario

How are you feeling?

The journey into parenthood has challenged you in many ways. From a difficult pregnancy, a traumatic delivery, anxious nights, and struggles to attach to your newborn, the past few months have not been what you expected.

If the above description has been your experience, please know that you are not alone. The clients I see are capable individuals whose lives have been overturned by their pregnancies and postpartum experience. This is not an uncommon situation. About 1 in 7 women and 1 in 10 men will experience emotional struggles during the perinatal (prenatal/postpartum) months.

Counselling Can Help

Kitchener, Ontario. Postpartum Therapy. Trauma Therapy

Pregnancy and postpartum months are meant to be an exciting and joyous time in your life. While you may not feel content right now, things can get better. Your current state of distress does not have to be a permanent state. Your relationship with your child can shift, and your sense of peace can return.

Whether you are at the start of your pregnancy, in your postpartum years, or considering having children, therapy can provide a safe space to process these overwhelming emotions. We will use evidence-based therapies like Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) to support your needs. Through counselling, you can have the skills to cope with difficult experiences. You can safely address emotional wounds and process traumatic events

postpartum counselling. prenatal counselling. pregnancy counselling in Kitchener Ontario

Areas of Focus

Therapy Styles

Learn more about the different therapeutic approaches used at Kasi Shan Therapy

Kasi Shanmukanathan, MSW, RSW
Kasi Shanmukanathan, MSW, RSW

Kasi is a Certified IFS therapist with advanced trainings in EMDR, DBT and EFFT. Kasi offers in-person and online appointments supporting individuals struggling with perinatal mental health, trauma, anxiety and depression. Her office is located in Kitchener, Ontario.

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How do I begin?

  • Arrange a time for a free consultation (we can do this online or via phone/email).
  • During this chat, we will get to know one another. You will have space to express your treatment goals, and also clarify if you feel I am a good fit for you as a therapist.
  • We establish a treatment plan that feels comfortable for you, and we begin the work
  • We continue working at a pace that is effective and challenging until your goals are met