Assigning someone’s sex is based on biology — chromosomes, anatomy, and hormones. But a person’s gender identity — the inner sense of being male, female, or both — doesn’t always match their biology. Those with gender dysphoria may often experience significant distress associated with this conflict. The amount of distress varies a lot from person to person and can also vary over the course of an individual’s lifetime. As your therapist, we will be by your side in your exploration of self. There are many facets of identity and we will support you through your journey to seek authenticity in every aspect of your life.
PERINATAL MOOD AND ANXIETY DISORDERS
Anxiety and/or depression during pregnancy and the first year after giving birth affect up to 1 in 5 new or expectant mothers and their families. These illnesses – also known as perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, or PMADs — are the primary complication of pregnancy and childbirth. PMADs can be successfully treated with a combination of self-care, social support, talk therapy, and medication if indicated. We will provide you with coping strategies along with behavioral techniques to push through the barriers and move on to the joys of motherhood.