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by Erin Newton, LCPC Hi there, mamas! How are you holding up? It’s been a really crazy year for everyone, but especially if you’ve given birth during almost any of 2020. If you have, you’re certainly not alone: an estimated 116 million women have given birth during this weird pandemic time. We know from previous […]
by Erin Newton, LCPC Part III: Holding the Burden: Collective Trauma in The Black Community Hello and welcome to part three of our series! If you’re just now starting, please go back and read parts one and two. For the last two weeks I have been using my platform at Wellness & Co. to elevate […]
by Erin Newton, LCPC Part II: Birth, Trauma, and The Myth of the Angry Black Woman Last week, I introduced you to six different Black women – Shizuko, Natalia, Erin, Jesska, Jayme, and Michelle – and some of their experiences during pregnancy. We explored some statistics related to Black women and childbirth and the racist […]
by Erin Newton, LCPC Part I: Black Women and the Maternal Health System Back in June I wrote this post discussing my privilege as a white female therapist. If you haven’t read it, you may want to read it before you start this one. After the death of George Floyd, we at Wellness & Co. […]
by Dr. Kendra A. O’Hora, LCMFT And the crowd goes wild, that THREE has done it again! They scored the game winning goal, delivered a powerful keynote speech, became the first woman ever in space, what can’t they achieve?! Sound like someone you know? The pressure is on for our dear Three friends! They are […]
by Dr. Kendra A. O’Hora, PhD, LCMFT Slowly, we enter into the heart triad. Uh…what? If you’re just tuning in, here’s the scoop: Each week at Wellness & Co. Amanda & Dylan will be hosting a panel for the Enneagram types, last week wrapped up the instinctual types (e.g., Type 8, 9, and 1) and THIS WEEK […]
by Dr. Kendra A. O’Hora, LCMFT We are lovvinnnn’ doing these panels! They’ve been so informative, fun, and exploratory. I’m super pumped to hear more from the Enneagram Type One’s because some of my closest family members and friends are a Type One! If you’re just tuning in, here’s the scoop: Each week Amanda & Dylan will […]
by Dr. Kendra A. O’Hora, LCMFT Celebrate Good Times, Come On!… We bought a beach house! We bought a stinkin’ beach house. Before we celebrate this crazy-never-could’ve-imagined-in-a-million-years moment, let me pause to share something really personal today on the blog. My beach house? It’s my baby balancer. Have you ever heard of this term, baby […]
by Dr. Kendra A. O’Hora, LCMFT Say it With Me Mamas matter. Mamas matter. Mamas matter. Babies matter. Dads matter. AND mamas matter. Now that we have that out of the way are ya’ll pumped about these maternal mental health packages we’re launching today?! This idea has been brewing in my mind for yearsss and […]
by Erin Newton, LCPC We’ve been exploring lots of important topics this month on the blog. Several weeks ago, I wrote a post about postpartum depression (PPD) and the ways it manifests and the shame it brings. In that post, I mentioned that part of my own PPD was having thoughts about harming my baby. […]
At the end of May 2019, we wrapped up the first birth trauma therapy group here at Wellness & Co. For eight weeks, four mamas learned; developed relationships; processed through hurt, pain, abandonment, and anger; and worked on forgiving themselves for not making choices they might have made had they felt empowered to do so. It was a privilege for me to watch them work through their struggles together, especially as a survivor of birth trauma myself. It was amazing to watch a mother soften in her judgement of herself and also feel completely accepted by those around her, something that these women admitted to previously not feeling very often, if ever.
When I started seeing clients in Maryland five years ago I noticed that people often had the same comments or questions regarding the therapeutic process. They typically go something like this: “but you haven’t experienced [parenting] so you don’t really know what its like,” “you must have the perfect marriage,” “I didn’t want to come because people in therapy have real problems and ours isn’t a problem,” “I figured that if I came to therapy once a week something would change”
….these types of comments and more go on and on. In short, people think ALL sorts of things about therapy.
Do you ever feel like your relationship is stuck? Running on autopilot? Or completely thrown off course?
I get it, I really do. I want you to know that if you answered yes to any of those questions, you’re normal. Your relationship is totally, 100%, normal.
We all get stuck. We all let our relationships run on cruise control without the proper love and attention they need. And, we all let our partnerships run off course. All of us, even therapists.