You're not a bad mom. You're not failing. AND You're not alone.
When my first son was born I was overwhelmed with lots of different feelings and found myself often thinking 'Man, this is harder than I thought'. There were many things I didn't feel prepared for especially the changes to my identity and relationships and pressures from a lot of different places about the type of mother I was "supposed" to be. I certainly hadn't imagined that during this time I would struggle with symptoms of anxiety and depression or feel isolated and alone. And I was afraid that asking for help would mean I actually wasn't a "good mom". Slowly I realized I needed and wanted a village, in the same way that we hear "it take a village" to raise a child.
If you are feeling all these things you might consider joining this group and finding your village. Connect with other mamas over the joys and challenges of this new chapter in your life. Gain support and learn skills for balancing your needs and multiple roles and responsibilities both inside and outside the home. Give yourself the gift of time and space to safely explore the significance and meaning of stepping into this new role and identity as a mama. This therapist led group is semi-structured allowing for open discussion and skill building for stress management and self-care.
Together we can build a supportive community of moms.
If you would like more information about joining this group please fill out the form below.
Mindful Mama's: A support group for new moms
Call Veronica @303-800-3259, to learn how counseling can fit into your life.