By: Jennifer Burch, M.Ed, PLPC
With the power of social media, the word has spread that many Americans have sought help for various mental illnesses. Celebrities have spoken out, and the month of May is dedicated to the awareness; TikTok has its own #TherapyTok, all with the message that therapy can be so helpful. People want to share their stories of surviving and thriving despite personal struggles and the heaviness that the world can sometimes bring.
We Strive To Destigmatize Therapy
We have shifted our thinking; No more stigma. Therapy is cool!
Therapy has a vital role to play during pregnancy as well. Whether the pregnancy was planned or not, speaking with a professional counselor can help you navigate all the changes your life is about to encounter, regardless of your decision.
We get it – there’s a lot to consider when facing a pregnancy. You deserve the time and personal attention to figure stuff out. Some topics to discuss can include:
Processing the initial shock of the pregnancy
- Discussing options for the pregnancy
- Changing dynamics in relationships
- Adjusting plans to accommodate achieving your goals
- Body image
- Financial stressors
- Depression and anxiety
- Stress management
Having a licensed counselor walk with you through significant life changes can help you get clarity about what you want and how to achieve it. Therapy can undoubtedly be beneficial for a variety of mental disorders. However, you don’t need a mental health diagnosis to reap the benefits of treatment. Therapy helps you deal with life transitions and maintain your overall well-being. Life can get complicated – we understand. Women who take advantage of professional counseling when facing an unintended pregnancy feel empowered and validated.
Free, Professional Counseling At Birthright St. Charles
Birthright offers free professional counseling to women during and after pregnancy. Our compassionate care extends beyond your pregnancy outcome, throughout your decision-making process, and for as long as you need us. Additionally, we offer sensitive and personalized support to women suffering from postpartum depression and anxiety and reproductive grief care after abortions and infant losses.
If you or someone you know is pregnant, don’t wait – reach out to Birthright St. Charles. Get your counselor. Start your journey with a professional that wants to help you live your best life.