At least 15%-20% of women experience significant symptoms of anxiety and/or depression during pregnancy and/or after the birth of a child. Significant changes are happening in your body, your emotions, and your social life.
At Grit Therapy, we understand how difficult pregnancy and childbirth can be. But, we also believe that you have the strength to overcome the challenges of motherhood. A postpartum therapist can help you unlock the joyful side of mothering.
We help women struggling with:
Fear and sadness during pregnancy
Difficulty in relationships
Loneliness and isolation
Most of our clients say their only regret about therapy is not reaching out sooner.
Call us today to see if working with Grit Therapy is right for you.
Join us online for our FREE weekly
New Moms Group &
Moms of Tots Group!
New Moms Group
For mammas with babies ages 0-12m
Every Wednesday from 12p to 1p
Moms of Tots
For mammas with kiddos ages 1 to 4
Every Tuesday from 12p to 1p
To join and for more info email: email@example.com
Research has shown that group support for women is effective in addressing postpartum symptoms. It also helps in reducing loneliness and helping women thrive. Meeting every week allows mothers to connect with others, and learn from each other. Groups are co-led by Grit therapist Jane Hahn and lactation consultant and dietitian Whitney Horner. More breastfeeding support is offered Wednesdays at 1 pm after the New Moms Group.
Topics of discussion include:
Sleep (for baby and mom)
Health, well-being, and self-care
Mom guilt and the Mental Load
Switching to solid foods
And much more...
Groups are completely FREE to Summit County, CO mammas. To join and for more info, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
More Than Postpartum Depression
It is common for women to feel an increase in fear, panic, and/or anxious thoughts during and after pregnancy.
Some women experience frightening intrusive thoughts. They may often include themes of violence and abuse.
Others can develop worsening or new symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder or Bipolar Disorder.
Don't wait to get the support you deserve.
How do I know when it's time to start therapy for moms in Summit County, CO?
Women often ask us if their symptoms are "bad" enough to seek help from a professional. We may have a bias, but we believe all women deserve support. No matter if you are trying to get pregnant, have lost a baby, or are experiencing postpartum symptoms. We know that early intervention is key for mental health. In fact, most of our clients tell us they regret waiting so long to get the support they needed. We encourage all women, wherever they are on their journey, to reach out. But, there are a few important differences between the "baby blues" and postpartum depression or anxiety:
The baby blues often show up a few days after your baby is born, and last up to two weeks. At times, you may feel exhausted, overwhelmed, sad, anxious, or irritable. Yet, you may also experience joy and happiness. During the baby blues, mood swings are often frequent and quick. You might have no motivation to take care of yourself as you feel exhausted and overwhelmed.
Postpartum Depression/Anxiety (Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder, aka PMAD):
A PMAD can begin during pregnancy and last for months or even years after your baby is born. Your symptoms will be more frequent and enduring. You might experience the following if you have a PMAD:
Feeling hopeless, sad, worthless, or alone, and you cry often.
Don’t feel like you’re doing a good job as a new mom.
Feel excessive guilt.
Not bonding with your baby.
Can’t eat, sleep, or take care of your baby.
Feel anxious and worried frequently.
Have anxiety and panic attacks.
Have intrusive thoughts that are disturbing.
You may be struggling with the baby blues. Or, you suspect that you might be experiencing postpartum depression or anxiety. Regardless, we encourage you to reach out and get the help you need. What is good for mamma is good for the baby.
Call or email us today to schedule a free phone consultation.
Why are my thoughts so scary??
Many women experience what we call intrusive thoughts during pregnancy or postpartum. Happiest Baby reports that intrusive or scary thoughts are:
"Scary thoughts are images and voices that seem to come out of nowhere. They feel foreign, out of character, and can be very stressed. For new moms, scary thoughts often include accidentally—or intentionally—harming the baby."
At Grit Therapy, we have worked with many moms who have experienced these types of thoughts. We know it can be very hard to talk about this experience, but we understand, and we can help!
Begin Therapy for Moms in Summit County, CO
Enjoying motherhood is easier said than done. Our caring therapists would be honored to support you in overcoming postpartum challenges. We offer support from our Silverthorne, CO-based therapy practice. To start your therapy journey, please follow these simple steps:
1. Reach out to Grit Therapy using the form below
2. Schedule a free phone consultation
3. Start connecting with your newborn
Other Services Offered with Grit Therapy
Therapy for moms isn't the only service offered at our Silverthorne, CO-based therapy practice. Other mental health services include therapy for depression, anxiety and panic, trauma, EMDR addiction counseling, and eating disorders. We also provide LGBTQIA+ therapy, ketamine therapy, parenting support groups, parent coaching, sliding scale therapy, support for families, teen therapy, older adults. Learn more by visiting our blog or about page!