Prenatal and Postpartum Counselling

Postpartum therapy. Prenatal therapy. Counselling Kitchener, ON. Online counselling for mental health.

Helping you feel better so that you can enjoy life with a baby

Pregnancy and 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. You feel like you’re on an emotional roller coaster and have no sense of control.

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

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.

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.

Areas of Focus:

Pregnancy and Postpartum Counselling

Being pregnant and having a baby can be incredibly exciting. Or, it can be the hardest time in your life. When you bring in a combination of hormonal changes, poor sleep, limited energy, and physical discomfort, you are bound to experience some distress. I work to support parents’ mental health throughout these life-changing months

How might mental health struggles show up during this time?
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Traumatic Birth/Pregnancy
  • Remembering traumatic childhood experiences
  • Learning to set boundaries
  • Low self-confidence
  • Difficulty bonding with baby
  • Struggling to adjust
  • Grief and loss
  • Changes to family roles and responsibilities

Trauma Counselling

Trauma refers to experiencing or witnessing a deeply disturbing event. Following a traumatic event, you may struggle with nightmares, anxiety, irritability, difficulties concentrating, trust issues, or feeling numb.

Traumatic memories, when left unattended, can make us resort to unhealthy coping mechanisms (i.e. substance use, overeating, avoidance). At Kasi Shan Therapy, you are able to work through these wounds in a safe and nonjudgmental environment. I use effective therapeutic styles like EMDR, Internal Family Systems Therapy, CBT and DBT to support you in your healing journey.

Schedule a free consult

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