Let's be honest, being a mom isn't easy. Adjusting to motherhood is one of the biggest transitions you will have in your lifetime. It is a time when support is truly needed.
Not only is motherhood physically exhausting at times; it can be emotionally draining as well. The highs and pure love are often coupled with lows and uncertainty.
Unfortunately, moms often do not share experiences that are outside the happiness ideal or how they believe they “should” feel. If you are experiencing both highs and lows or feelings of ambivalence, you are not alone. These feelings are not a reflection of who you are as a person or mother.
Pretending that everything is okay when it really isn't gets exhausting. Hiding your feelings from others in order maintain an illusion that you "have it all together" can cause even more profound feelings of shame and isolation.
Seeking help is a sign of strength, not weakness.
It can feel liberating to ask for help from a therapist. Sharing your story in a safe environment can be incredibly healing. I encourage you to treat yourself with the same compassion that you show others in your life.
I am a licensed therapist specializing in psychotherapy for women, postpartum women and mothers in both West Los Angeles and South Bay of Los Angeles. I provide both in-office or in-home therapy, because quality psychotherapy should be convenient and accessible. It is my priority and passion to help you receive the support you need to improve your emotional wellness and feel your best. You don't have to experience this alone. I'm looking forward to helping you.