What is Therapy?
Therapy is a process. We will build a good therapeutic relationship and a therapist will assist you in working through different life obstacles. Therapy is not only to assist individuals, couples and families encountering mental instability due to illness, it is also to assist everyday people overcome transitional phases. Therapy will help you work through these transitions with a clear mind and sound reasoning. Listed below are additional areas of treatment.
Are you struggling to address the following concerns in your life?
Perinatal concerns / Baby Blues (depression, anxiety, OCD and psychosis)
Parenting (attachment & bonding and transitioning to parenthood)
Pregnancy and Infant Loss & Grief
Traumatic Birth Experience
Major or Situational Depression
Woman related issues
Trauma (sexual, racial etc.)
Relational issues such as infidelity, conflict and poor communication
Perinatal services refers to the time before, during or after birth birth, this support can be beneficial for mothers and families. Oshun Family Center can connect you with a Doula, Lactation Consultant or support groups to assist with your transition.
A Birth Doula is a trained professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to a mother before, during and shortly after childbirth to help her achieve the healthiest, most satisfying experience possible.
A Postpartum Doula provides evidenced based information on things such as infant feeding, emotional and physical recovery from birth, mother–baby bonding, infant soothing, and basic newborn care. A postpartum doula is there to help a new family in those first days and weeks after bringing home a new baby. Research shows that moms, dads and babies have an easier time with this transition if a good support team is in place. Some of the duties that a postpartum doula will perform include:
Breastfeeding support by a Certified Lactation Consultant
Help with the emotional and physical recovery after birth
Care for baby while you run errands
Assistance with newborn care such as diapering, bathing, feeding and comforting
Light meal preparation
Baby soothing techniques
Lactation consultants provide clinical support to breastfeeding mothers. They provide breastfeeding education to expecting and new mothers and help nursing mothers address any problems that arise in the breastfeeding relationship. This includes Certified Lactation Consultant (CLC) or an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).
Support Groups (Coming Soon)
Monster in my Mom - Support group for mother’s struggling with postpartum, depression/anxiety/OCD.
Breastfeeding support group - Support for breastfeeding mothers who need guidance and peer support. This group is lead by a Lactation Consultant.
New Baby support group - This group is geared towards parents who just welcomed home a new baby. It can be your first child or your 5th.