Benefits of Working With a Women’s Health Psychologist
(to be replaced) For many, mental burdens begin the moment a patient is told they might have cancer. Days, and even weeks, of uncertainty causes anxiety to build up as a patient and their family await potentially life-changing results. This makes working with a cancer therapist crucial from day one, as it can help the patients and their families cope during this interim period of uncertainty.
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Are You at Risk for Postpartum Depression? A Therapist Weighs In - Blog
Postpartum depression (PPD) is far more common than you might think. If you’re pregnant, your chances of experiencing it are as high as 10%, according to one CDC study. And while postpartum depression is rare, the risks of non-treatment are serious.
The news of a cancer diagnosis is never easy. In the blink of an eye, you’re thrown into battle as the chaos and stress of appointments, scans, and labs impede on your everyday life and fear starts to grab hold of you and your family.
If anyone understands the seriousness of postpartum depression, it’s therapist Debbie Alexander, Psy.D. Having counseled many in her practice who have gone through it, she also suffered from postpartum depression herself 25 years ago — so she knows it’s not … Read More
By Pooja Sharma, M.A., Psy.D., LMFT, Orange County Health Psychologists, Inc. When new and expectant mothers share feelings of sadness, the response from well-meaning friends and family might be something like: “How can you be depressed if you’re having a … Read More