Perinatal / Postpartum Psychotherapy & Counseling

Felicity Colangelo, LCSW

Compassionate, solution-focused, therapeutic support for anyone struggling, from pre-conception/adoption through postpartum.

Though not often talked about, the process of starting a family...or adding to your family… can be overwhelming and difficult. During this period of life, it is common to experience intense social pressures, unmet personal expectations, losses, scary thoughts, hormonal shifts, relationship challenges and/or isolation. Past/childhood traumas may surface, or resurface, even when you thought you’d already integrated or dealt with them. You may even grieve the loss of who you once were as a person, before this journey began.

These experiences can bring about mixed emotions including sadness, worry, confusion, overwhelm, anticipation, doubt, longing, fear etc. The world as you once knew it has undoubtedly changed, and it isn’t all rainbows and butterflies as you may have been led to believe it would be. To make matters worse, it is easy to feel alone, like you are the only person on Earth who is going through this intense, confusing experience.

You are not alone. You are not to blame. You deserve compassion, support and nurturing during this vulnerable and challenging time.

My approach is warm, compassionate, empowering and collaborative. Together, we will work to untangle the complexities in your life and provide you with tools to reduce your suffering as quickly as possible. I wholeheartedly maintain a strengths-based and client-centered approach; I am confident you have the knowledge and experience necessary to find your own truths when provided a safe, validating and reflective environment.

Whether you are in the planning stages, have experienced loss, are expecting (via pregnancy, adoption or surrogacy) or are struggling with early parenting challenges, I would love to support you in finding a grounded place, building supports, developing a self-care regimen and working through past hurts which may be impacting your ability to be your happiest and most enlightened self/parent.

Specialties include:

  • *Prenatal/Postpartum Adjustment
  • *Attachment/Bonding Support
  • *Anxiety
  • *Depression
  • *OCD
  • *Parenting
  • *LGBTQ Affirming
  • *All Gender Affirming
  • *Relationship Challenges
  • *Coping Skills
  • *Grief/Loss/Trauma
  • *Stress
  • *Self Esteem
  • *Sleep Issues

If you are suffering or feel you may benefit from support during this time, please contact me for a free 15 minute phone consultation to determine if I am a good fit (see Scheduling & Rates to book online OR call or text the number below). I look forward to collaborating with you as we focus on creating your nurtured path.