We will help you manage the overwhelmed, stress, exhaustion, and identity shifts that accompany the transition into parenthood.

Finding your footing in new parenthood can be challenging.

You don’t need to do it alone.

Perinatal and Postpartum 

For new parents who are struggling to keep their head above water, are feeling overwhelmed by the need to do everything perfectly, or are feeling confused with where to begin…

This is very common AND you don’t need to struggle alone.

Perhaps you are feeling sadness, guilt, shame, fear, or isolation in new parenthood. Any one of these experiences can make it challenging to connect or bond with your child, and can be very upsetting and unsettling as you are finding your footing as a new parent. Whether you are experiencing a Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder (PMAD) or are just struggling to feel like yourself or feel connected with a new child, we will work with you to understand the complex changes that are happening.

Together, we lift the veil of secrecy around the very real and very common emotional hurdles that accompany such a profound life transition, give you a safe place to work through your thoughts and feelings, and develop a new relationship with yourself as a parent and with your new child.

Common Issues We Help With: 

Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) including:

Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) including:

Normal postpartum adjustment
Baby Blues
Support for non-birthing parent
Identity shifts in new parenthood

Planning to return to work
Relationship Challenges
Sex after baby

Postpartum Depression
Postpartum Anxiety
Postpartum OCD
Postpartum PTSD

Postpartum Depression
Postpartum Anxiety
Postpartum OCD
Postpartum PTSD

Postpartum mental health care management team planning

If you are planning to become or are pregnant and you have a history of anxiety or depression, there are understandable concerns about how to treat that during pregnancy and postpartum. We can consult with your medical team as well as provide referrals to other specialists so your mental health treatment can continue effectively and appropriately while pregnant to manage symptoms and reduce the risk of PMADs.

We can also help you build out a plan for how to holistically support your mental health after you've had your baby through support groups, postpartum doulas, marriage and family therapy, pediatricians, and pelvic floor therapists–to tailor an individualized plan to help you thrive in postpartum.

Are you finding it difficult to bond with your baby?

The parent-child relationship is a relationship and it can take time to evolve and feel familiar. In parent-infant dyadic therapy, you and your child are in sessions together, with the focus on helping you and your baby to connect in a new way; for you to learn how to observe your child and yourself without preconceived notions, expectations, or judgments.

Upshur Bren Psychology Group offers Parent-Child Dyadic Sessions to help you to quiet the noise and find ways to enhance the sense of attunement, connection, and trust that are the building blocks of secure attachment

Different modalities we use:

We follow an integrative practice model and we tend to pull from a variety of different modalities to craft an individualized treatment that meets you exactly where you’re at and meets the needs you’re presenting.

Here is a collection of some of the modalities that we are trained in:

Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT)

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)

Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)

Attachment focused therapy

Relational psychotherapy

Psychodynamic psychotherapy

Internal Family Systems (IFS)