Authentic, No-Judgment Therapy for People Struggling with Pregnancy Challenges
After the excitement of a positive pregnancy test – after the hugs and congratulations – you may experience a flood of mixed emotions. Emotions that can be hard to talk about. Anxieties that can make it hard to cope.
We get it. We’re moms, too.
The truth is, pregnancy issues – whether mild or serious – can affect your health, put a strain on your most important relationships and turn your life upside-down.
At Sage Tree Therapy, we want you to know it’s okay to not feel okay. We believe you. And we can help.
Get the Support You Need During Your Pregnancy
While anxiety, depression and general feelings of overwhelm during pregnancy are not uncommon, they often go untreated. We think that’s a problem.
When you don’t receive the support you need, symptoms of depression and anxiety may worsen, impacting your physical health and increasing the risk of postpartum depression or PMAD.
That’s why we focus on you, to help you work through any past trauma, relationship issues, and mental health symptoms that may be coming up during pregnancy.
Are You Experiencing Symptoms of Depression or Anxiety?
Excessive anxiety about your baby that doesn’t ease with reassurance
Feelings of low self-esteem or inadequacy about parenthood
A lack of motivation or interest in prenatal care
Loss of interest in activities you used to enjoy
A low mood or feelings of hopelessness
Disturbances in your appetite or sleep that are impacting your health
Anxiety and depression are very common during pregnancy. In fact, more than 1 in 10 pregnant women have it. It can make you feel isolated, fearful, or numb. You may be experiencing symptoms that are negatively impacting your life, such as:
Risk factors for depression or anxiety during pregnancy include:
You have a personal or family history of depression or anxiety.
You have a history of alcohol or drug abuse.
You have experienced trauma or are currently going through a period of high stress.
You are a single parent, have a lack of support or have limited access to resources.
You have experienced intimate partner violence
Your pregnancy was unplanned
We’re Here to Talk About the Things Not Enough People Talk About
At Sage Tree Therapy, we work with parents-to-be who are dealing with a range of challenges, including:
Depression or anxiety
Miscarriage and loss
Moms on bed rest
The therapists at Sage Tree all have comprehensive training in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMAD). We also have expertise in domestic and sexual violence, anxiety, high-risk pregnancies, children with special needs, substance use disorder and addictions, and more.
We can help you untangle the emotions that are affecting your pregnancy. With support, you can give these difficult emotions the space they deserve, tell your story, and cope with any challenges that may come along as you move into the next stage of your life.
Explore Treatment Options at Sage Tree Therapy
Our experienced therapists help patients talk through their trauma and find their own path to healing. Treatment includes cognitive-behavioral therapy sessions, with options that include:
In-Home Therapy - We can visit moms directly in their homes for the duration of their pregnancy, if on medically-advised bed rest, or up to 12-weeks after delivery.
Teletherapy - We can chat with moms via phone call or video conference throughout pregnancy or postpartum. You don’t have to be pregnant or recently delivered to get the care you need! We also serve women with fertility issues and parents of children at any age.
Support Groups - Members of this small, intimate group of no more than 8 people meet at a Sage Tree Therapy location or remotely. A free 20-minute screening is required before joining for new clients.
Visual Expressive Art Sessions - Clients who have experienced trauma, anxiety, or depression can benefit from expressing themselves creatively with meaningful art (painting, collaging, or journaling) and learning more about themselves in the process.
Why Reach Out to Sage Tree Therapy?
You don’t deserve to suffer through your pregnancy. You deserve to feel excited about the next chapter of your life.
If anxiety or other symptoms are negatively impacting you, reach out. You can find understanding and connection at Sage Tree.
Here’s what you can expect from the therapists at Sage Tree Therapy:
All of our potential clients see an intake therapist for a full assessment appointment before choosing a therapist and receiving therapy.
We don’t offer platitudes or invalidating phrases. Just honest, transparent support.
All of our therapists have a background in trauma and view mental health through a trauma-informed lens, which takes into account your past experiences and how they impact your life today.
We give you plans, processes, and tools that will help you feel like you again.
We don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach. We help you discover the right treatment for you.
We’re excited to serve our clients each day, even when it’s hard. Therapy is like running a marathon once per week, and we have a strong appreciation for the challenge.
We know there’s a better way to cope with a challenging pregnancy. When you’re ready to begin your journey toward healing, we’re here to help.