Experienced Perinatal & Postnatal Depression Psychologists in Perth
Welcoming a new baby into your family is a beautiful experience, but it can also be a challenging time for mothers and fathers alike. This period can bring with it a lot of anxiety, stress and sadness and, for some, these challenges can begin to affect your day-to-day life.
Here at Perth Psychology Collective, we are committed to helping parents work through these difficult times with our dedicated perinatal counselling services. Our specialised service can help you to manage any anxiety, troubles with bonding, scary intrusive thoughts, birth-related trauma as well as day-to-day difficulties you might be experiencing.
What is perinatal/postnatal depression?
Perinatal mental illness is a term used to describe mental health conditions that occur during the perinatal period, which begins during pregnancy and continues throughout the first-year post-birth. There are several different mental health problems that may occur in new mothers of fathers throughout this time, including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder. While these experiences are difficult, they can be managed and overcome by seeing a perinatal psychologist.
Perinatal conditions such as these are often misconceived as the ‘baby blues’. However, unlike the baby blues which often only lasts up to a week post-birth, these perinatal conditions are long-lasting and do not go away without treatment.
How can a perinatal/postnatal depression psychologist help?
Perinatal or ‘motherhood counselling’ has been proven as one of the most effective ways for parents to overcome conditions such as post-partum depression or anxiety. Motherhood psychologists understand the unique challenges that new parents face and teach evidence-based techniques to help manage symptoms as they occur in your day-to-day life.
Here at Perth Psychology Collective, we are proud to have a number of experienced perinatal psychologists on our team. Our aim is to provide state of the art care in a way that is personable, compassionate and focused on guiding each client towards health and wellbeing. Whether you are adjusting to having your first baby or if you have simply added one more to your existing family, perinatal conditions can affect you just the same. Throughout this major transition, we are here for you every step of the way.
Book a psychologist for perinatal/postnatal depression and counselling today
If you are a new mother or father and believe you may be experiencing perinatal mental illness, we can help. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us on 08 6117 8378 to book your first appointment today.