Having a newborn should be one of the most exciting moments of your life. Unfortunately, many new moms find themselves struggling to enjoy it. Adjusting to life with a newborn who never sleeps is already hectic enough. Add in dysregulated hormones, and it’s a recipe for disaster. Postpartum depression can happen to anyone, and it can be devastating when it strikes. One of the best things you can do for yourself is learn how to recognize the symptoms of postpartum depression and anxiety right away. At Dallas Postpartum Support, you’ll have expert help so you can get back to enjoying your family.
About Dallas Postpartum Support
Kim Kertsburg, a perinatal psychotherapist, founded Dallas Postpartum Support. Kim has spent her entire career learning how to help mothers experiencing postpartum mood disorders. She’s trained in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EDMR). Kim works with various organizations that support the mental health of new moms.
When she’s not busy helping parents in the Dallas area, she’s around the country as a featured speaker on Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders. Kim chooses not to work with insurance directly because the companies often require confidential information regarding your health history. Instead, she will send you a superbill you can submit for reimbursement. You can find her at 1400 Preston Rd, Ste. 400 in Plano.
Kim provides parents with help through therapy sessions. You’ll have the chance to seek treatment either virtually or in person. At the beginning of your treatment, you’ll come in, discuss any symptoms you’ve been experiencing, and review any concerns. She’ll ask you about your goals and go over a treatment plan. She will then discuss coping skills or explain what to work on between sessions.
Her individual and family sessions last 45-50 minutes. You can add 30 minutes to your session for an additional fee. Kim’s mission through her work is to reduce your symptoms and get you on the path to treatment as soon as possible. She advises you to seek her help if your symptoms last 2-3 weeks following childbirth. You can also reach out for EDMR sessions following a traumatic birth.
On top of her one-on-one help, Kim travels as a speaker, discussing topics she thinks need more attention. You can book her to talk about how to assess postpartum depression and anxiety, the effects of birth trauma, having another child following postpartum mood disorders, and how to be a support person for someone struggling. She does these presentations for doulas, support groups, expecting parents, and more.
Dallas Postpartum Support
If you’ve been struggling following birth, it’s important to get help right away. Through seeking assistance, you’ll be able to enjoy these early months while being the best parent possible. Call Kim at Dallas Postpartum Support so you can feel like yourself again.
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