• Birth Trauma

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    Therapy for Birth Trauma

    The journey into parenthood does not always go as planned.

    For many, the joy of bringing a new life into the world can be overshadowed by the distressing and profound impact of the birth experience.

    Feelings of helplessness, fear, and isolation can linger long after the physical wounds have healed.

    • Do you feel haunted by unwanted memories, feelings, and flashbacks associated with the traumatic birthing experience?

    • Are anxiety, worry, and panic attacks interfering with moments of peace, joy, and connection?

    • Do you blame yourself for the traumatic events surrounding childbirth? Ruminating on the “shoulds” and “if onlys”

    • Are you feeling disconnected from or afraid of your child or worry that you’ll cause harm?

    • Do difficult feelings like guilt and shame prevent you from communicating your pain and struggle to your loved one(s)?

    • Are you feeling disconnected from yourself, your partner(s), family and friends?

    • Do you grieve the experience you envisioned for yourself?

    It doesn't have to be this way forever.

    At New Moon Psychotherapy, our therapists have specialized training in helping individuals overcome the devastating and confusing experience of life after birth trauma.

    Take the first step towards healing by scheduling a complimentary, confidential consultation today.

    Birth trauma can manifest in various ways, revealing a deep emotional, psychological, behavioral, relational and physical impact.

    An expereince such as birth trauma has the potentioal to shake our world view and sense of self, significantly influencing how we navigate our life. 

    Whether it was a complicated delivery, unexpected medical complications, a lack of support uring the birthing process, or feeling like your needs and desires were not being honored survivors often expereince a variety of difficulties related to the experience. 

    Your journey to healing begins here.

    Our experienced psychotherapists are here to guide your healing journey with empathy, understanding and expertise.

    We have worked with birth trauma and supported parents through all stages of the neonatal journey.

    Reclaim Your Life: Rediscover Joy

    Psychotherapy can be a powerful tool in the journey to recovery from birth trauma. At New Moon Psychotherapy, our approach is rooted in evidence-based practices and tailored to your unique needs. 

    Your therapist will start with an assessment to understand how birth trauma is impacting you and discussion around your goals – what you hope to get out of therapy. Collaboratively you will create a treatment plan and begin working towards your goals. 

    Recognizing that birth trauma has wide ranging impacts, we can work with survivors as well as their family members in either individual, couple, or family formats. 

    Therapy Can Help You

    Understand & Process Emotions

    Allowing yourself to connect with your emotional experience facilitates trauma processing and allows you to make sense of the range of emotions that you are feeling.

    Develop Coping Strategies

    Learn practical coping skills to manage anxiety, overcome panic, neutralize anger, and reconnect with your inherent resilience.

    Experience Validation & Empathy

    Be heard, seen, and understood in a judgment free and empathic environment that appreciates the nuances and impact of birth trauma. 

    Develop Self-Compassion

    Turn self-blame, self-loathing, and the inner critic into understanding and forgiveness to rebuild self-esteem and self-worth. 

    Release Trauma

    Find relief from trauma symptoms such as panic, negative thinking, emotion dysregulation, hypervigilance, difficulty sleeping and concentrating, and isolating. 

    Strengthen Relationships

    Rediscover joy and connection in your relationships by addressing difficulties, enhancing communication, and creating understanding.

    Bond With Your Child

    Process negative emotions surrounding the birth, release fears and resentments, build confidence as a parent, and develop strategies to enhance the parent-child relationship. 

    Grieve the Loss of What You Expected

    Allow yourself to grieve the loss of your birth plan, autonomy, expectations and what what you dreamed of and deserved in a safe, compassionate, and judgement-free space.

    Do not be ashamed of being tired. 

    Do not be ashamed of being scared.

    Do not be ashamed of being human.

    – Clarissa Pinkola Estés

    Meet our team

    Ready to put the past into the past? Reach out to us today!

    This part can feel uncomfortable and it’s the first step to finding freedom from your trauma symptoms.

    Call, text, or email using the information/form below. Our administrative team will answer any questions you might have and learn how we can help you.

    Prefer to book on your own? Don’t want to wait for the office to open? Click the link below to schedule a consultation.

    You will then be connected with a therapist for a free 15-minute consultation.

    This is a chance for you to meet the therapist, ask questions and learn about their approach so that you can determine if they’re the right fit for you.

    Schedule your first therapy appointment and begin your healing journey!

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