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, I will be there to support you through your journey to find 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. As your therapist, I will provide you with coping strategies along with behavioral techniques to push through the barriers and move on to the joys of motherhood.