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Postpartum Depression & Anxiety

Our providers can help look at how to deal with role adjustments in relationships with work and within family and offer problem solving solutions to the demands of mothering and the adjustments after your baby is born.
Postpartum Depression & Anxiety counseling deals with the transition into and through all stages of motherhood.

The birth of a baby will change the dynamics of your life and family. It also can trigger very powerful and a multitude of emotions from excitement and joy to fear and anxiety.

Common issues covered in postpartum depression therapy include:

  • Dealing with obsessive worry
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Motherhood’s affect on relationships
  • Identity, intimacy issues, body image
  • Career changes
  • Maternal emotions, mood changes, isolation, irritability, lack of energy and motivation
Ultimately, Postpartum Depression & Anxiety therapy can be seen as an essential gift in the process of self-care. 

If you are experiencing signs of postpartum depression schedule an individual therapy appointment at PinnacleHealth Pyschological Associates at  (717) 231-8360.

Postpartum Support International (PSI) Coordinators provide support, encouragement, and information about perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, including postpartum depression, the most common complication of childbirth. This organization can help you connect to your community or internet resources. Visit http://www.postpartum.net/Get-Help.aspx, call 1-800-944-4PPD (4773) for local help, or contact PinnacleHealth Psychological Associates at  (717) 231-8360 or crisis intervention in your county:

  • Western Cumberland and Perry Counties (717) 243-6005
  • Dauphin County Crisis (717) 232-7511
  • Eastern Cumberland and Perry Counties (717) 763-2222
  • York County Crisis (717) 851-5352

In a crisis or emergency situation, call your healthcare provider or go to the nearest emergency.