Women suffer from self-esteem and body issues starting at a young age, which can continue on the spectrum of a woman's lifespan. Starting with puberty, women go through many hormonal, physiological, and emotional changes. Young girls will experience a new physiological appearance as their bodies develop and their hormones shift. Throughout life, many women experience pain, discomfort, and emotional irregularities during their menses. These changes can cause stress, anxiety, and depression. As women age, they experience additional shifts hormonally, emotionally, and physiologically. As they reach perimenopause, they may experience a sense of grief and loss. Our therapists can help clients to feel better in their own skin and learn to accept their process. Therapeutic approaches such as Positive Psychology, Psychodynamic Psychology, Somatic-Based Psychology, Addiction Psychology and Grief and Loss Support can help women gain self awareness and have personal discoveries. A referral will be made to Reproductive Specialist, Psychiatrists, Nurse Practitioners, or Obstetrician -Gynecologist if medication or medical guidance is needed. We pride ourselves on collaboration with the community and medical providers.
During the perinatal period, individuals may experience Depression, Anxiety, Obsessive symptoms, Bipolar Mood Disorders, Post-Partum Psychosis and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. We provide education on understanding the difference between "Baby Blues" and Post-partum Depression. The goals of treatment are to look at the shifts that will occur in your life, physiological/biological causes of distress, a reduction of symptomology and to provide a better idea of what to expect. We have specialized training to help an individual through her journey. We are hear to support your pregnancy and after birth experience through perinatal mental health counseling.
As much as a family will try to plan for life after the baby arrives, no one is quite prepared for the immediate changes and needs of a baby. It is important to have clear communication with your partner and a realistic understanding of the demands involved with parenting. Couples counseling can help prepare you and your partner for your new arrival. Men and non-carrying partners also experience changes when a baby is coming, both paternal depression and anxiety can occur. It is invaluable to discuss hidden expectations of partners and the role of the father. The mother receives more attention through the perinatal process often leaving the father to feel isolated in his experiences. Therapy will help both parents feel heard and respected on their journey together. If there are older siblings they can also be affected and involved in the upcoming changes.
We know that LGBTQIA+ parents can also have challenges when the baby arrives. Keeping an open dialogue will help both parents feel understood and supported.
It is invaluable to understand different theories and approaches to Attachment Theory, interpersonal communication skills as well as prepare for transitions and changes in life.
The struggle with getting pregnant can be burdensome for some. It can create excessive emotional, physiological, and financial stress. Ten percent of U.S. women experience infertility which have led them to seek reproductive help. There has also been rising numbers in the LGBTQIA+ population for necessary reproductive help. Whether you are choosing to use a Reproductive Medical Specialist, or not, you will need a therapist that can support you through the decision making process. Don't go down this road without guidance. Men and non-carrying partners will also be affected by these emotional and physiological challenges. They are often the main support for the mother, but find they also need someone to listen.
Many individuals have experienced miscarriages, stillbirth, infant deaths, or other traumatic experiences which have led them to seek out the help of a professional. The loss of a child can be difficult to process or understand. Parents often blame themselves to try to find meaning. The loss of a child can feel unnatural, eliciting anger, sadness and guilt. Grief manifests differently for each person involved, however; support during this experience is invaluable. When you and your family are faced with the loss of a loved one, it may be time for psychotherapy.
If you are experiencing a roadblock in your marriage, whether it is due to reproductive challenges, grief and loss, being a first time parent, or just disconnecting through time; it may be time for psychotherapy. The goal is to help each individual feel supported and work together to have effective communication should you chose to stay together or take another path. Our therapist will help you to navigate challenging emotions and discover new techniques for both hearing and delivering difficult messages.
Trauma can manifest or develop through a variety of experiences. Traumatic experiences can include sexual assault, past physical or sexual abuse, infant loss, miscarriages, accidents, medical trauma or any other adverse life event. We have CCTP-Certified Clinical Trauma Professionals, TFCBT-Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapists, RRTC-Rapid Resolution Trauma Certifications, and EMDR certified clinicians. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a comprehensive psychotherapy that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma.
As licensed professional counselors in the State of Colorado, we do provide supervision for masters level students in need of supervision hours for their license. Please contact Monumental Experiences for more information.
Our therapists are driven by evidence-based practices including: Positive Psychology, Cognitive-Behavioral-CBT, Dialectic-Behavioral-DBT, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing-EMDR, Attachment Psychology, Psychodynamic Psychology, Somatic Psychology, and Systems Psychology. They have specialized training in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Grief and Loss, and Addictions to help an individual through their journey.
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