Your journey to conception can be winding or direct.

Either way, this path evokes many emotions and shifting expectations. You may receive unsolicited advice and projections from family, friends, and strangers. You may feel overwhelmed by the checklists and books. Perhaps you face challenges and changes in relationships with your partner, other children, extended family, or friends.

Whether you are planning ahead, actively trying to conceive, or have just learned you are pregnant, the expectations you have — and that others have — can trigger emotional ups and downs and anxieties.

You bring your history and mental health into your pregnancies.

This can deeply affect how you experience this time. During therapy sessions, we join together to give attention to what is coming up for you and how you can be better supported. Thoughts, worries, and anxieties can be addressed and transformed.

If you have a history of depression or trauma, this is the perfect time to shore up your coping resources in counseling. The goal is to help you have the best experience possible during this life phase.

If you are struggling to get pregnant, have had previous miscarriages or losses, are facing fertility issues or pregnancy complications, this time is fraught with additional emotional and sometimes financial stresses.

Our therapy sessions will provide you with support and bring a sense of groundedness so you can navigate this emotional time in life.

Preconception is a time which deserves emotional, mental, and spiritual preparation and support, as well as physical and medical consideration. Areas of focus during this phase may include (but are not limited to):

  • Preparing for pregnancy
  • Family relationships
  • Spouse/partner relationships
  • Professional identity
  • Fertility issues
  • Miscarriage or pregnancy loss
  • Previous birth trauma
  • Relationships with medical care providers